getting the money from the state. >> they will be number one in how early the kids get out of school. ed schultz, the ed show coming up at 10:00 eastern. you can have the last word online or at our blog. you can follow my tweets at lawrence. "the rachel maddow show" is next. good evening. >> good evening, lawrence. thank you at home for staying with us the next hour. in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power, as a world leader, as a country capable of throwing our weight around when we feel the need to. that's really only when you take a step back, take sort of a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self image, that self concept is that we end up feeling that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time. big wars, little wars, medium sized wars, weird wars, normal wars, wars. america as a country fights a lot of wars.